Albany State announces Men’s Basketball 2019-20 schedule

From asugoldenrams.com : ALBANY, Ga. (September 12, 2019) – Albany State University head men’s basketball coach Patrick Gayle announces the 2019-20 schedule. The 28-game schedule includes 14 home games, and 14 road contests. The Albany State University Golden Rams will tip-off their 2019 season on the road at Valdosta State University on November 9-10th at the SIAC-Gulf South Challenge. The Golden Rams will return for its home season opener against Valdosta State University (Nov. 14) and Columbus State University (Nov. 15). ASU will then travel to Americus, GA, to play Georgia Southwestern State (November…

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Albany State Women’s Basketball 2019-20 schedule released

From asugoldenrams.com: ALBANY, Ga. (September 13, 2019) – The Albany State University women’s basketball team releases its 2019-20 schedule, a slate that includes 11 home games and 13 road contests. The Golden Rams finished last season with a 9-19 overall record. Albany State University will tip-off their 2019-20 season with the Regional Challenge hosted by Valdosta State University on November 8-9. Following that the Golden Rams will compete in the SIAC-Peach Belt Challenge from November 15-16th.  The Golden Rams will then have a two-game home stand against Georgia College (November 20)…

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NBPA Foundation provided scholarship grants to SIAC Athete-Students

From thesiac.com: ATLANTA, GA– The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation has pledged a significant financial grant to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) to provide scholarship resources to SIAC member-institution basketball student-athletes to facilitate a path to graduation objectives. This program, in addition to a similar initiative at Norfolk State University, is part of an NBPA pilot project to support student-athletes at colleges and universities around the country. “We are extremely grateful to NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and Sherrie Deans, who leads the NBPA foundation for their financial commitment to SIAC…

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September 9 SWAC Football Players of the Week

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama State’s Micheal Jefferson, Mississippi Valley State’s Tracy Thompkins, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Josh Piwniczka and Harry Ballard III were all named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Football Players of the Week in week two of the season for their outstanding play the league announced on Monday. OffensiveAlabama State 19 – Michael Jefferson (6-3, WR, 194, So., Mobile, Ala.)Jefferson had a career day for Alabama State in a 38-31 victory over Tuskegee Saturday night. He grabbed five receptions for 174 yards, including three touchdowns. The sophomore caught…

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Kentucky State’s Kevin Hayes inks pro deal

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics Former Kentucky State University men’s basketball player Kevin Hayes becomes the second member of the 2018-19 squad to sign a professional basketball contract. Hayes (Detroit, Mich.) has signed to play for Club del Progreso in Argentina. He joins former teammate David Jelks in the country. He marks the fourth player under Kentucky State University head coach Jamaal Jackson to sign a professional contract, joining Julius Barton and Toussaint Rose. “When we sat in Kevin’s living room, two of the things that we spoke about was Kevin graduating from Kentucky State…

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Florida A&M’s Isaiah Martin signs with CSM Galati

Romanian basketball team CSM Galati signed former FAMU center and alum Isaiah Martin. In the three games Martin played in the Eurobasket Summer league, considered the top international summer league, he averaged 5.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals per contest. In the 18 games he played for the Rattlers, Martin put up 9.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game and was named to the National Association of Black Coaches (NABC) NCAA D1 All-Dsitrict Team.

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Kentucky State’s David Jelks signs with Argentinian pro basketball team

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics : Former Kentucky State University men’s basketball player David Jelks is headed to Argentina. Jelks (Conyers, GA) becomes the third Thorobred in the Jamaal Jackson era to sign a professional basketball contract. He signed with Tomas de Rocamore of LaLiga Argentina, and is currently the only American on the roster.  They finished 11th in the South Division a season ago. He joins Julius Barton and Toussaint Rose as the other two professional basketball players under Jackson. “I remembered all the hard work I have put in through…

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Mississippi Valley State has first scrimmage of the year

The Delta Devils had their first full inter squad scrimmage of the season this Saturday during the team’s practice. Head football coach Vincent Dancy seemed to be cautiously optimistic about what he saw on the field. Here is what he had to say post-practice : “Overall, it wasn’t bad. We got 60-70 plays in and not too many flags. We’ve got some improving to do, but we got a lot on film to evaluate. A lot of guys got reps, and we still have another scrimmage before Tennessee State.”  MVSU…

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Alabama A&M Men’s Basketball to hold open tryouts

If you been killing the competition at the rec gym and at intramurals and need your ego put in check or have balled back in high school and maybe even at a JuCo and did get noticed, you have your chance. The Alabama A&M Men’s basketball team is holding open tryouts. The tryouts will take place August 30 at 6 a.m. in the T.M. Elmore Gymnasium, with registration beginning at 5:30 a.m.. Prior to the workout, interested parties must stop by the men’s basketball office to get required information and…

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Florida A&M Men’s Basketball announces 2019-20 schedule

Courtesy FAMU athletics: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University head men’s basketball coach Robert McCullum announced the upcoming 2019-20 schedule, which features two Pac 12 opponents and a team that reached the Sweet 16. Florida A&M will play all 11 non-conference games on the road and will open the 2019-20 season on Nov. 5 against Pac 12 member Southern Cal (USC) in Los Angeles, Calif. The Rattlers leave Los Angeles for Honolulu, Hawai’I as Florida A&M will compete in the Rainbow Classic from Nov. 8-10. FAMU opens Rainbow Classic play against…

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